IB: JK-12

Primary Years Program: JK-6

International Baccalaureate – Primary Years Program

From Junior Kindergarten through Grade 6, the PYP challenges students to think critically, research deeply and develop globally minded perspectives on a broad range of issues.

The curriculum is developed and revised based on the latest research related to brain development and how children learn.

Five essential PYP elements
  • Concepts
  • Skills
  • Knowledge
  • Attitudes
  • Action

Our PYP pedagogy is embedded in best practices for teaching young children, following an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary, holistic approach to learning.

Six internationally set themes
  • Who we are
  • Where we are in place and time
  • How we express ourselves
  • How the world works
  • How we organize ourselves
  • Sharing the planet

The Junior School sparks a joy and interest in learning that will stay with a student for life. Caring teachers stimulate natural curiosity. Small classes allow for the personal attention that helps a young girl thrive and develop her self-esteem.

Students follow a curriculum that provides a solid grounding in basic skills and promotes good study habits. From the earliest age, girls learn to express themselves as competent communicators and to develop self-reliance.

Students learn through inquiry-based instruction within a variety of subject disciplines, including English and French, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Art, Music and Physical Education. All students learn to use technology through hands-on experiences.

The PYP is all about teaching young students how to learn. That way they’re prepared for more sophisticated studies in the years ahead.

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  • Assistant Head and PYP Coordinator

    Andrea Mills
    416.920.6265, ext. 261
  • Assistant Head and PYP Coordinator

    Erika Lo
    416.920.6265, ext. 311

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10 Elm Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada
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